- 2021 Technology Commercialization Fund (TCF) Awards Connect Private-Sector Partners to DOE National Labs, Bolstering U.S. Competitiveness While Combating the Climate Crisis
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) today announced over $30 million in federal funding, matched by over $35 million in private sector funds, for 68 projects that will accelerate the commercialization of promising energy technologies—ranging from clean energy and advanced manufacturing to building efficiency and next-generation materials.
These awards will help deploy innovative solutions from DOE’s National Labs onto the marketplace, helping to create new jobs and businesses while strengthening the nation’s economic competitiveness and achieving President Biden’s goal of net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
“President Biden is serious about making sure America corners the clean energy market—and that means we need to work with our nation’s savviest entrepreneurs to fast-track solutions from DOE’s National Labs into commercial-ready technologies,” said Secretary of Energy Jennifer M. Granholm. “These projects will help us deploy game-changing innovations that position us to win the clean energy race while creating jobs and opportunity across every pocket of the country.”
The Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Technologies Office’s selected federal facilities and partners are:
- Porous transport electrodes for proton exchange membrane electrolyzers, $450,000 – NEL Hydrogen, Wallingford, CT with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
- DME as a Renewable Hydrogen Carrier: Innovative Approach to Renewable Hydrogen Production, $1,500,000 – Oberon Fuels, San Diego, CA with Los Alamos National Laboratory
- FueL Additives for Solid Hydrogen (FLASH) Carriers for Electric Aviation, $250,000 – Honeywell, Plymouth, MN with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- HYdrogen based Power grid support using ElectrolyzeRs with Value stacking (HYPER-V), $250,000 – Eaton Corporation, Menomonee Falls, WI with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory
- Alkaline water electrolysis, $100,000 – Giner Inc., Newton, MA with Sandia National Laboratories